Here is everything under the Studio category:

Don't be Afraid of the Obvious

Quoting one of my earlier posts, rule number two states , “It’s always simpler than it seems.” Okay, so the rule is a bit simplistic. But it  can furnish a sense of optimism, false or otherwise, in the face of overwhelmingly difficult tasks. Creating a piece of music consists of the same multi-tiered process as Continue reading →

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Recording a Great Vocal Track

Building an effective vocal track is essential to any recording whether it is a writing demo, a demo intended to showcase an artist, or a finished master. Re-reading the last sentence I realize I’ve stated the painfully obvious, but the truth is that the painfully obvious can become the painfully impossible to accomplish when putting Continue reading →

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Notes From RixMix…Markus, Meet Don

Goddamn! It has been a busy spring for me and I finally have some time to write. Many great stories, thousands of miles traveled and two fun projects signed, sealed and delivered. I’ve just delivered the masters for the ConFused5 album “Out of Confusion” which Ron Hitchcock and I mixed at RixMix here in the Continue reading →

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ConFused 5 … FUCK!

FUCK!…always wanted to start a blog like that. The universal plosive monosyllabic attention getter…and a word with deep hidden meaning. But I digress. What I meant to say was, Fuck, I really don’t want this to be over. Went in to Sonic Flow Studio and ran up some work mixes and suddenly it began to Continue reading →

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ConFused5 at Sonic Flow Studio (Part 2)

As I said in my last entry, the guys at Sonic Flow Studio have built a very cool recording environment. The room is large and they have plenty of large studio gobos. These are move-able walls which are used to create isolated areas in the studio. With these we were able to isolate the guitar Continue reading →

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ConFused5 at Sonic Flow Studio

After a strong rehearsal week, ConFused5 and I moved into Sonic Flow Studio and settled in to cut the basic rhythm tracks for their new album. Sonic Flow is a studio after my own heart. Wolfgang and Max have built a great sounding room and have stocked it with great equipment. The studio records on Continue reading →

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